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FTP: username and password specifications?

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The Question is:

What I am trying to do is transfer a file via FTP from a batch file ... it
appears that our version of VMS does not support copy/ftp so we are trying
to use ftp hostname /username= /password=   then the Put command but it
appears to ignore the username an
d password in batch .... it works at the prompt.  Can you help us with this?

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage an upgrade to OpenVMS V6.2 or later,
  as this will provide access to COPY/FTP and similar capabilities you
  seek.  The OpenVMS Wizard would also encourage an upgrade (as part of
  the OpenVMS upgrade or otherwise) to the particular TCP/IP package
  installed, as that package is (though nammed and version unspecified)
  likely also rather old.
  You may well be restricted to using I/O redirection and an input file,
  if you must remain on OpenVMS VAX V5.5-2.  (This file involves creating
  and then invoking a short DCL- or program-created text file to perform
  the FTP operation.)

answer written or last revised on ( 17-JAN-2000 )

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